If You Really Love Me
Recommended for ages 12 and over
Video Release: 4/30/2013
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Director: Roger Melvin
Runtime: 88 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Regan Gomez-Preston, Eva Marcille, Caryn Ward, Keith Robinson, Mel Jackson
Three attractive, sophisticated sisters seem to have it all, but they're about to have the rug pulled out from under them. When each of them is confronted with life-shattering problems, they find their faith in God, love and family is deeply shaken. Successful lawyer Fran is shocked to discover her equally successful husband, Phillip, has chosen to answer the call and become a minister. Christine is busily planning her wedding to the man of her dreams, but a stunning infidelity threatens her happiness. And half-sister Tonia struggles with her own shameful secret. Threatened by betrayal, illness and bitter memories of the past, these sisters must take a hard look at each other and themselves to decide if this family has a hope for survival.
This movie shows that all things are possible to him who believes. A successful lawyer named Phillip feels a call to the ministry but his wife, Fran, is happy with their life and doesn't want Phillip to pursue his calling. It causes a division between them. On top of that, she learns she has a serious health issue to contend with. Phillip does his best to encourage her to trust in the Lord for His direction and blessing.
A heavenly visitor, in the form of a mother of three sister's, who is now an angel, checks in on them to see how they are doing. They all struggle with issues but are able to see the grace of God in their lives. This film includes sophisticated themes including the situation of a man having cheated on his fiancé but it also contains strong redemptive themes and a miracle that changes a woman's life and heart. We are awarding this movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over. See it soon as it speaks a message of hope!
Sex: Kissing; a man kisses a woman although he is engaged to another woman; a comment about being good enough for a night but not a lifetime.
Language: G/OMG-3; Butt-1
Drugs: A drink is seen and it is not clear what it is; a character is asked if they want a drink.
Nudity: Cleavage in several scenes; a woman wears a short skirt.
Other: An angel that visits earth is said to have been a former mother to three young women on earth; tensions between couples including arguments; a woman deals with feelings that God took her mother and father and unborn child; a comment about a "little stupid preaching thing" when a man wants to answer the call to ministry.